Raw, Vegan Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins are easy to make in a blender or food processor. Just blend and enjoy (if the pudding will last that long!)


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Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins




Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/cocoa-avocado-pear-oat-muffins/

Like many of my recipes, this one was born out of my desire to satisfy my sweet tooth AND use up whatever was in my cupboard.

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On this magical day, I had a ton of Avocados and Pears I needed to use up. I have always loved Avocado pudding, so I decided to use that as my base. You can basically just blend Avocado, Cocoa Powder and Maple Syrup until it looks like this:

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Creamy Avocado-Cocao Pudding

Next up, I needed a binder so I threw in Gluten Free Oats and Flax Meal.

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These Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins are tasty!

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So, you may have noticed that all the recipes on this blog are now Vegan. Or…maybe you didn’t:) In fact, my household has gone Vegan. To  be clear, that means me and Julian. But before I get to that, I should give you some background knowledge.

I was Vegetarian for about 20 years. I say “Vegetarian” because I still ate Dairy and Eggs. There was no way I was going to give up my Frozen Yogurt! I became a Vegetarian after reading a book called “101 ways to help the World.” (Or something like that, I can’t for the life of my find it now, ha!) Anyway, the majority of the 101 ways were related to Vegetarianism. Facts like, the grain used to feed cows could be used to feed the people who are literally starving to death, and half of all green house emissions are created by livestock, stuck in my head. I thought, becoming Vegetarian would be an easy way to help the planet. I loved meat, but felt I could do without it.

Fast forward 20 years…I was an Ultra Runner, frail and thin. I was breaking bones every time I turned around. So, I decided that I must need more protein and I added meat back into my diet. I adopted the Paleo Diet-heavy on meats and Veggies. Not sure that it really helped, I was still breaking bones, lol. But I did gain weight (which is a good thing!)

Then one day, not so long ago, I was doing a guided meditation by Louise Hay. And she said, “Give thanks to the animals who gave their life for your nourishment.” Being an animal lover, this made me cry. I don’t want an animal to give it’s life for me!!! Then, I started doing more research and watching Documentaries on Netflix like Vegucated and Food Matters and becoming Vegan became a no-brainer. I won’t go into details, but basically, studies show that  Plant Based Diet can help the body heal itself.

Being a Vegan hasn’t changed our lifestyle that much. And I love to new found creativity I have in my recipes and home cooking. Plus, I feel great knowing I’m doing something positive to help the Planet, animals and my family’s health!

Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

12 Mini Muffins

Cocoa Avocado Pear Oat Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 Ripe Pear
  • 1/4 C Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 C Organic Oats
  • 1/4 C Cocoa Powder
  • 2 TBSP Flax Meal

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Press into mini muffins cups
  3. Place in fridge for 15 minutes
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“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.” Leo Tolstoy

Enjoy!

Keep Well,

Marla